2015 in review

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Nipping at His Nose

A poem written by a friend of mine that expresses exactly what I’ve been thinking of today. Joseph Hesch is a real poet and writer. Enjoy!

A Thing for Words

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He could sense the holiday
in his nose more than
in his heart, but his nose stood
more blatantly exposed
to the environment than
his figurative ticker.
It’s not that he was blind
to all the lights and crowds and
super sales that assailed his vision
whenever he peeked above
his snow-wet shoe tops.
But the aroma of gingerbread
and evergreen braided with
a certain chill on the air
from the north by east or west,
–it didn’t matter–they all
brought forth flurries
of memories from his past,
ones that attached themselves as
“pleasant” and “family” and “home”
to his madly visual mind.
He grinned a childish grin,
pulled his hand from its
warm flannel resting place
close to his literal ticker and
touched the cold skin on
the part of him inhaling
all those Decembers past.
Cold felt the warm and
warm felt the cold and
together they awakened

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There Is No Wind

Dory Lane

There is no wind,
and the skies are so blue,
as I shovel the deck
and the front sidewalks too.

We’ve been stuck inside,
both in building and thoughts,
it was time to see sun
and get out of the box.

When we stay inside,
of our heads and our homes,
it’s bound to get ugly,
and our thoughts can get glum.

We think to the past,
to those old glory days,
and worry too much
of the future,
which we mightn’t
see anyways.

We need to get sunshine,
Vitamin D, some feel good rays
and fresh air to breathe.

These are good for the soul,
good for our minds,
good for our eyes,
if we don’t go snow-blind.

I feel twenty years younger,
my cheeks are all pink,
my feet are all tingly,
and my eyes are a-sparkle!

I advise for your health,
and much peace of mind,
Get…

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